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OS X Mavericks Brings More Grief for Apple

Users are complaining about too many problems with the Apple’s new OS Mavericks, including slow download, hang-ups and similar issues

Oct 30 2013, 2:26pm CDT | by

OS X Mavericks Brings More Grief for Apple
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When Apple named its new operating system version 10.9 'Mavericks', it did not expect it to come with less than a maverick reputation. The system, named by a popular surfing beach in California, is not exactly crashing like the waves in its default image, but its installation is incredibly slow, and once it is installed, there is no much to show for it when it comes to new features.

Always looking forward to the new releases, the users were quick to download the new Apple’s OS X Mavericks. In the first 24 hours of its availability, it accounted for more than 5.5 percents of all Mac Web traffic in North America. No wonder that it was adopted so fast, it was free after all.

The most commonly reported problems were with installation – hard disk errors, installation hang ups, incomplete downloads etc.

The problems with new operating systems are to be expected and are not uncommon. One suggested possibility for the problems during the first few days after the release was that the problems were caused by high traffic due to too much interest.

Each problem had suggested solutions, from holding down command-R after the starting chime, to trying again after an hour if the system hangs up. But, some problems seem to be a bit more complex. Some users reported that they cannot send emails, or that Mail app Inbox does not show messages.

People who work on more than one monitor also reported serious problems, such as difficult mouse movement on one of the monitors and too much flickering on DisplayLinc screens with some apps.

Mavericks is free  to download and can be run on Mac computers that are currently using OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or at least OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard. )

Some of the new features on the Mavericks are: an updated iBooks and Maps app, a new management of the power usage that is supposed to reduce the use of power by CPU by up to 72 percent, improved apps and browser security, and a new way of organizing files with Tags feature. 

Source: News Factor


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Bijon Kumar Pramanik is an experienced technology writer working since years in the consumer electronics field.


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